I’ve been rushing to get this post out before the end of January. Phew, I made it! So, you know how it is, a new year rolls around and you look back at the previous year and replay all the good and not so good things that occurred? Well, I learned a lot in 2013 and I want to share some of them with you.
1. I learned to say NO and mean it!
I often times feel worried that I will hurt other people by telling them NO. No, I can’t, not today, maybe another time. Well, heck, I’m a changed woman now. 🙂
2. I mastered the art of taking a #selfie.
Please refer to post # 3.
3. I’m truly, totally and utterly addicted to instagram.
Please refer to post #2.
4. Men are not that complicated.
If a man truly loves you, cherishes you, values your relationship, he will do everything in his power to keep a smile on your face.
5. Beyonce truly is a KING.
I mean really. She is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. I am inspired by her drive.
6. Forgiveness is an amazing act!
It truly is. Forgiveness is not for THEM, it is for YOU! Freeing your heart, mind and spirit of ill feelings towards others will bring about a joy you can feel for a lifetime. Try it! It’s very rewarding.
I’ve learned to step back, asses, and then LEAP into new possibilities.
8. Complaining gets you nowhere. Action does.
You’ve heard this before, right? Of course! Well, gosh, I complained a lot in 2013 and I had good reason to. Several plans didn’t pan out the way I envisioned. It wasn’t until I got off of my butt and took action that the rainbows came out, sun started to shine and flowers started to bloom again. 🙂
9. Communication is essential to a happy, healthy relationship.
And by relationship I mean romantic relationship, work relationship and friendships too. If you’re a poor communicator, please do yourself a favor and take a course on effective communication and listening skills. It could save your relationship(s)!
10. I’m weird! And it’s totally OK.
Yeah. That’s it. I am and I love it.
11. I really need alone time. Me time.
If I don’t have some alone time, I’m a really grumpy girl 😦 . Once per week, I like to disconnect and just watch my favorite shows, lay under the covers, paint my nails, flip through the pages of fashion and beauty magazines and just decompress. It keeps me sane.
12. I AM STRONG
I often feel weak in times of despair. I pray and ask God for wisdom, strength and patience. I was tested a lot in 2013 and I learned that God has my back, is watching over me and has already made me equipped with the skills that I pray for.
13. Believe in yourself!
Nuff said! Because trust me darling, if you don’t, no one else will. Your family and even your friends might not see or support your vision. But who cares, go for it!
What are some things you learned in 2013? Do share!